Describe a popular person
You should say:
who the person is;
what kind of person he or she is;
why you think this person is popular;
how this person influences the public
Guess many people would talk about Jack Ma, right? He is such a role model for every businessman here in China, but also around the world, especially after his constant appearance in Davos Forum. I started to use the Internet at quite an early period of time. Back then I could often see China Pages on my browser. But I never knew that was run by Mr. Ma. Then in 2007 I got to know Alibaba's Taobao platform. Yeah by the time the platform had been operated for over 4 years.
Jack's vision over the IT industry always attracts me. He claimed that the power of the internet would radically change people's lifestyle in the 1990s. Back then so many people especially experts asserted that the Internet was "nothing more than a slow and stupid tool for communication", but Ma and his team seemed to be all in for the big project and occupied the market prior to even American companies. When I learnt how Alipay beat E bay and Pay pal in China, I was shocked as well as moved. Now Ali's product is everywhere, everybody knows Jack Ma, but they seem to learn more about his stories when he started the company, but less about how he actually led his team to where they are now.
I guess Ma's best quality is perseverance. Back in the 90s people never said anything good about Ma's idea. "Liar", "Cheater", "Loser", these were the titles people added up to him when he was collecting money for their Ali program. But he never seemed to be tom apan by criticism or gossip. He kept searching for anything useful for his firm to survive. And they succeeded, they turn noes into yeses. And now people are praising what Ali has done for Chinese IT industry. I always tell myself to turn a no into a yes too in my career.
radically adv. 彻底地，根本的
assert vt. 声称，断言
perseverance n. 毅力，韧性，不屈不挠的精神